Research shows that CVs, application forms and interviews alone are ineffective at predicting job success. Interviews, in particular, are influenced by people's prejudices, likes and dislikes.
The first step in defining a job role in Thomas Perform is aimed at understanding how quickly a person will need to adapt to a new role and learn new information, the amount of experience required and whether the role includes routine tasks or whether it will be constantly changing.
First, you will need to determine the amount of experience that is required for the role.
Entry level - jobs that require minimal professional work experience.
Graduate - jobs that require an undergraduate or first academic degree.
Experienced - jobs that require work related experience, specific skills and professional degrees as the individual may be expected to perform tasks independently.
Management - jobs that require an individual to be able to direct and control functions within an organisation to achieve goals.
Next, select how much additional information and skills the candidate would be expected to learn as part of the role.
No learning - the individual will be applying the same skills consistently with no new learning.
Initial learning - the individual will go through new learning only at the onset of the position.
Some ongoing learning - the individual will apply skills in different contexts and solve a variety of problems regularly.
Constant learning - the individual will constantly apply skills in different contexts and solve a variety of problems daily.
Determine the speed and pace of the work expected for the specific role.
Relatively slow paced - there is ample time to do the job, make decisions or learn new skills.
Moderately paced - there is a fair amount of time to do the job, make decisions or learn new skills.
Fast paced - there is limited time to do the job, make decisions or learn new skills.
Extremely fast paced - there is extremely limited time to do the job, make decisions or learn new skills.
Lastly, indicate the level of variety of the responsibilities and duties of the role.
Relatively consistent - mainly routine tasks
A role that changes sometimes, but is largely consistent - routine tasks with limited changes
A role that will likely evolve over time - combinations of routine tasks and evolving tasks
A role that is constantly changing - very limited routine tasks
The second step in defining a job role involves selecting 3 success characteristics, you can read more about this step here.
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